Professor, Mathematics; Faculty Director, Cothran Center for Vocational Reflection
After graduating from Furman and then from graduate school at Emory University, John Harris taught for five years at Appalachian State University. He returned to Furman as a teacher in 2000, and greatly enjoys serving in a place that served him so well.
Significant career experiences include co-authoring a text book (Combinatorics and Graph Theory), being awarded Furman's Meritorious Teaching Award, working with colleagues and students on research projects in graph theory and sports analytics, and the privilege of being a part of our students' undergraduate experiences.
John Harris is involved in Mathematical Association of America, the nation's largest organization dedicated to teaching undergraduate mathematics. He has co-authored an undergraduate textbook (Combinatorics and Graph Theory) and written or co-authored a number of research articles. He has also worked with lots of students on undergraduate research projects.